The olive-green swamp grasshopper has a dark line through its eye, and the hind legs have bluish tibias (shin-like segments). Other key identifiers include the relatively long antennae, which are especially long in males. The antenna length is greater than the length of the hind femur (thigh-like segment).
This species is a member of the spur-throated grasshopper subfamily, in the short-horned grasshopper family. If you turn it upside-down, you will see a small pointy bump, or spur, where you would think its throat would be.
Learn more about this and other short-horned grasshoppers on their group page.
Habitat and Conservation
This species is found in the thick, lush plant growth of pond edges, wetlands, and other wet areas.
This species has undergone several scientific name changes. Among its many alternate names, for a long time, it was called Paroxya hoosieri, or the Hoosier grasshopper. The names may yet change again.